NEWARK, NJ — The annual Essex County Halloween parade and costume contest for dogs will held in two locations this Saturday, Oct. 26. 

At Brookdale Dog Park on Grove Street in Montclair, registration will begin at 9:15 a.m. with the parade starting at 10 a.m. 

In the afternoon at South Mountain Dog Park on Crest Drive, Maplewood, registration starts at 1:15 p.m. and the parade begins at 2 p.m. 

Registration is free. The rain date is Oct. 27.